Purpose

The primary concern of the St. Ethelreda Board of Limited Jurisdiction is "the ministry of Catholic elementary school education: the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of the students." The Board shall concern itself with "the general excellence of Catholic education at St. Ethelreda Catholic School."
Source: The Archdiocese of Chicago

In short, we're here to help the St. Ethelreda family: parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Together we'll build a stronger, brighter future for our school and our students.

The Board of Specified Jurisdiction, as authorized by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools, has the authority to make decisions in specified areas. These areas are:

Additionally, the Board is empowered to collaborate with Principal Spells to support the work of administering and leading the school. Presently, we are focusing on our facilities, curriculum, and this building student leadership by bringing in members of the community to speak about leadership.

School Board Members

The St. Ethelreda School Board consists of parents, alumni, and concerned community members. If you would like to join us or get more information, please send an email to: welcome@stethelreda.org.

The Board President is Dr. James Pelech from Benedictine University. The current School Board members are: Dennis Webb, Tom Hushek, Marge Cain, Diane Blue, Teresa McCartin, Briana Holland, Dr. MeShelda Jackson, Dr. Ovid Wong, Pam Jefferson-Waits, Robert Terry, Howard Garrison, Lauren Evans, and Jason Cain.

Message to Parents

School Board President Jim Pelech invites all St. Ethelreda parents to attend a Board meeting in his letter below.

Message from the Board President - September 2012 (PDF)

All interested parents are invited to attend a School Board meeting. The School Board meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at St. Ethelreda.

School Vision & Mission Statement

Our vision statement is:

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders!

The mission of St. Ethelreda School is:

St. Ethelreda is a Christian School Community, committed in traditional Catholic values, welcomes a diverse enrollment, educates the whole person, prepares students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service and offers a safe and affordable education.



Principal Spells meets with students